Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday dismissed the West Bengal government’s appeal for recalling its decree that instructed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to investigate all cases of asserted human rights infringements in post-poll violence in the state.
A five-judge panel of the high court dissolved the plea of the West Bengal government for recalling the decree passed in respect of a bunch of PILs asserting expelling of people from their houses, physical attacks, devastation of property and plundering of places of business owing to post- poll infringement in the state.
The board had passed the decree on June 18, taking note of a document submitted by the Member Secretary of West Bengal State Legal Services Authority which stated that 3,243 individuals were detailed to be struck till noon of June 10.
The Member Secretary of WBSLSA further stated that in a number of cases the protests were referred to the superintendents of police or the police stations concerned but no action was executed.
The five-judge panel, comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and justices IP Mukerji, Harish Tandon, Soumen Sen, and Subrata Talukdar, had in its decree instructed the chairperson of the NHRC to form a committee to investigate the matter.